Definition of Sponge bath

1. Noun. You wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub.

Generic synonyms: Bathing, Washup



Definition of Sponge bath

1. Noun. A type of bathing, usually conducted in hospitals, which involves washing someone with a sponge. Usually the person being washed is bed-ridden. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sponge Bath

spondylolysis
spondylomalacia
spondylopathy
spondyloptosis
spondylopyosis
spondyloschisis
spondylosis
spondylosyndesis
spondylothoracic
spondylotomy
spondylous
spondyls
spong
sponge bag
sponge bath (current term)
sponge baths
sponge biopsy
sponge cake
sponge cakes
sponge cloth
sponge down
sponge genus
sponge gourd
sponge mop
sponge morel
sponge mushroom
sponge off
sponge on
sponge out

Literary usage of Sponge bath

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1. American Red Cross Text-book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick by Jane A. Delano, Isabel McIsaac (1918)
"Remove the tub, dry the feet thoroughly, cover them warmly, and remake the bed. Cool sponge bath.—For feverish patients doctors often order cool sponge ..."

2. Perfect Womanhood for Maidens--wives--mothers: A Book Giving Full by Mary Ries Melendy (1903)
"For a person in health, there should be a daily sponge bath, supple mented twice a week by a full warm bath with plenty of soap. This will keep the glands ..."

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